As the weather gets milder, more and more cyclists can be seen in their shiny suits, racing up and down the streets of Limburg. Perhaps some of them are preparing for the well-known Amstel Gold Race, in which 238 competitors from 24 different international teams will take part on April 18, starting from the Markt in Maastricht. This will be the 45th time that this famous bike race, with its route of more than 200 kilometres, has taken place.
According to Leo van Vliet, the course director of the race, there were rumours about the possible participation of the seven-time Tour de France winner Louis Armstrong. Unfortunately, he will not be there, but the Amstel Race has nevertheless established its image as an important and renowned competition, and the starting list for this year includes such names as Luis Leon Sanchez Gil from Spain, who is leading the UCI world ranking. If you are interested in cycling, do not miss this: come out to the Markt and give the athletes a loud cheer as they set out for victory. For more information, please visit www.amstelgoldrace.nl
- What: Start of the Amstel Gold Race
- When: Sunday 18 April
- Where: Markt, Maastricht
- Admission: free